Estimate: $600 – $900
Woven poplar, light and dark strips, paper labeled “9” inside back, very fine condition, probably Enfield, CT, c. 1880, 5 3/4″ h, 9″ l, (ex. Hazel Hayes); Tiger maple and cut steel, original varnish finish, very finely carved “L” shaped hand tool used by the Sister's in shaping the backs of poplarware bonnets, purchased from Hazel Hayes mid 1970's, 5″ l, 1″ w.
The steel plate is fashioned to fit the toe end of the slightly curving base. A rare sculptural piece of tiger maple, probably made at the Enfield, CT community.